‘The Royals’ Review: Maybe Not the Royal Wedding we Wanted

Season four of The Royals was very quiet, and a lot of that was because there were twists and turns we didn’t see coming. That is also exactly what we got in the season finale, whether we liked it or not.

Since the beginning of the season, and even the end of last season, Liam (William Moseley) and Simon (Jake Maskall) have been planning to take down Robert (Max Robert). It’s been a slow plan in the making and it was all supposed to play out at the wedding, unfortunately, as with anything on this show, nothing goes as planned.

Last week Eleanor (Alexandra Park) told Willow (Genevieve Gaunt) that she can’t marry Robert. The words Robert used with Willow were the same words Len wrote in a letter to Jasper (Tom Austen), that Robbie stole. While Willow needed to know, clearly, that wasn’t the right move by Len. Let’s face it, though, Len went to Willow not to warn her but to find out for herself about her brother. She got the truth she needed but she may have messed up her family’s plan because of it. We thought Willow would come through for them by outing Robert at the wedding. I really thought she was going to and then Robbert had to pull her aside. What did he say to her? What could have possibly changed her mind?

Robert’s father is still paying a big role. His dad never believed he could make a great King and he’s trying to desperately prove him wrong. His figment of his father believes Willow is what and who will save him. Maybe that’s true but can he come back from everything he’s done? Does he deserve to?

Willow said I do, so what does this mean? It’s a quiet cliffhanger. We’ve had some pretty loud season finales. While it was quiet, it was also stunning. I don’t think we saw that coming. We were waiting for Willow to out Robert, and for someone to get shot. The only other cliffhanger we got was Kathryn (Christina Wolfe) being taken. I’m not sure if this was part of Liam’s plan. We saw Helena’s (Elizabeth Hurley) old right hand get into the car, but that doesn’t give us anything conclusive.

While the coup was anti-climatic, we did get to see a wonderful Jaspeanor scene. Jasper kind of proposed to Eleanor. Let’s call it more of a pre-proposal. I think this is the only part of this show I’m okay to end with. They are going to live happily ever after. I’ve loved this love story, the ups, downs, and twists. If this is how it ends, I’ll be satisfied. As for the rest of the show, I want more. I want one final season to wrap up everything.

It was quite fun watching this family trying to plan a coup. They are the biggest schemers but not only could they not pull it off, I’m surprised they didn’t get caught. It was hilarious watching them have their little pow-wows and have someone else walk in and join them. They were lucy Robert didn’t walk in on them.

I can’t write a review without mentioning all the great Jasper’s dad scenes. He was always there to lend a helping hand. He may not have been the greatest dad to Jasper growing up, but right now, he’s been pretty damn good.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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